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23rd Annual Blueberry Festival
August 12th, 13th, 14th & 15th 2010!

See photos from the 22st Annual Blueberry Festival in 2008 > >
See photos from the 21st Annual Blueberry Festival in 2008 > >
See photo album from the 20th Annual Blueberry Festival in 2007 > >

Printable PDF version of the 2010 Blueberry Festival Schedule> >

THURSDAY - AUGUST 12th

7:00 p.m.“A Royal Shag Up” Comedy Dinner Theatre. The Queen visits and with the help of our womanizing Mayor and torrid French dancer Fifi LaFlamme, unveils a lot more than a monument! 7:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday evenings through July & Aug. Choice of menu. Reservations essential. Ph. (709) 528-4044.
7:30 p. m. Tuckamore Festival - Chamber Music in Newfoundland. Youth in Concert. St. George's Church Ph. (709) 528-3575 stgeorgesbrigus.ca
9:00 p.m.Newfie Night at the Royal Canadian Legion, Br.# 65.
Sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion. Music by “Ron Rose”
Screech-ins, admission: cash donation in aid of TCP Health Foundation..

FRIDAY - AUGUST 13th

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Kids activities, located at the Ball field. (ages 4-12).
Compliments of the Brigus Blueberry Festival Committee Inc. & Independent Fish Harvesters Inc.
4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Pot Luck Supper at the Academy Hall, Sponsored by the St. George’s Heritage Committee Inc.$9.00 per person.
6:45 p.m. Musical Entertainment, by Wilbert Dawe, Water St. Brigus..
7:00 p.m. Royal Shag-Up, Comedy Dinner Theatre, choice of menu. Reservations essential. Ph.(709) 528-4044.
7:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies - Water St. Brigus, next to Wilcox Gardens, private reception,( by invitation only), to follow at the Firemen’s Recreation Centre. Catering by Brigus Volunteer Fire Brigade Ladies Auxiliary.
9:00 p.m. Adult Outdoor Dance, adjacent to the Recreation Centre. 19 years and older. by “Mid-Life Crisis”.

SATURDAY - AUGUST 14 th

Admission pass (bracelet) on sale at the entrance to the festival site. $2.00 each, pre-school children Free. Pass must be displayed to gain admittance.

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Fish and Brewis Breakfast at the Academy Hall. Sponsored by the United Church Women. $8.00 per person.
10.00 a.m. Parade forming up at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall. Antique Vehicles, Floats, Clowns, etc..... Service Groups and Youth Groups are all invited.
11.30 a.m. Adult Dance Tickets go on sale at the Giant Tent. (Limit four per person. First Come-First Served!) $7.00 single.
12:00 p.m. Folk Festival, Raffles, Craft Stalls, Baked Goods, Games of Skill, Mooseburgers, Cash bar, etc.......Fun and Games for all ages!!!

Tentative Performers for Saturday Folk Festival: 3 Guitars Minus 1, Juanita Lidster, Pie Eating Contest, Greeley’s Reel, Russells In The Corner, Siochana, Dante` Hiscock, Rio Samaya Band

1:00 p.m. Pie Eating Contest, preliminary round. Limited number of entrants, 1st come, 1st served!
4:00 -6:00p.m. Variety Supper & Dessert, with tea or coffee, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Sponsored by: Knights of Columbus, Brigus. $10.00 per person.
6:30 p.m. “Missed” Blueberry Pageant. Contestants wanted! Registration deadline Saturday 3:00 p.m. (Males Only)
9:30 p.m.Adult dance at the Recreation Centre. Music by “Wiseman Brothers” Sponsored by, the Brigus Blueberry Festival Committee Inc. & Brigus Volunteer Fire Brigade. Dancing also in Giant Tent adjacent to Recreation Centre. Advance sale of tickets for this dance will take place on Sunday August 08th, 1:00 p.m. at the Recreation Centre. Limited number available! Four tickets per person $7:00 single.

SUNDAY - AUGUST 15th

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Blueberry Pancakes, Bacon & Sausage at the Firemen’s Recreation Centre. Sponsored by the Firemen. $7.00 per person.
11:00 a.m. Ecumenical Service to be held in in the St. George’s Heritage Church. Brigus.
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Soup, Sandwiches and Dessert at Academy Hall. Sponsored by United Church Women. $7.00 per person.
12:00 p.m. Folk Festival, Craft Stalls, Baked Goods, Games of Skill, Mooseburgers, Cash Bar, etc..... All in Central Brigus next to Wilcox Gardens.

Tentative Performers for Sunday Folk Festival: Renegade, Calico Steppers, Pie Eating Finals, Scalliwag, Ross Ceiligh Band, Da By’z, The Legion Boys, Even Keel

2:00 p.m. Pie Eating Contest, Finals.
4:15 p.m. Cutting and sale of 3ft Blueberry Pie, at the Recreation Centre. $1.00 per piece.
6:00 p.m. Loonie Dash and Out of Province Guest Draw. Winner must be present to claim prize.
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Pre-fireworks Concert at St.George's Heritage Church. Featuring local artist Juanita Lidster. Admission $10.00.
9:00 p.m. (approx.) Fireworks at Brigus Waterfront (weather permitting). Sponsored by Brigus Blueberry Festival Committee Inc. Note* As a safety precaution, no persons will be permitted to observe the fireworks from the public wharf and boaters will be required to move away from the wharf during the fireworks display.
10:00 p.m. Adult dance at the Recreation Centre. (19 years & older please!). Music by “King Music & Video”.

NOTES
In an attempt to alleviate traffic congestion, we would like to ask visitors and residents to enter the festival area via Irish Town Road and exit via Station Road. All traffic during the weekend will be one way. Thank you for your cooperation.

Printable Brigus Sites of Interst Map - 8.5 by 11 (PDF)

PARKING: Due to traffic congestion, please park on the parking lots of the former Bishop O'Neil Collegiate and Ballfield.

Physically challenged parking and performers' parking will be on Irishtown Road & South St. , East of Chapel Lane.

Free Shuttle Bus service from designated parking areas to and from the festival site.

Under the Newfoundland & Labrador Liquor Control Act, it is an offence to drink alcoholic beverage in public and this will not be tolerated at the festival. People drinking in public will be reported to the RCMP for prosecution.

Washroom facilities at the Stone Barn Museum & Recreation Centre. Portable washrooms at various other locations.

Most venues wheelchair accessible.

NO PETS OR BICYCLES ON THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS DURING THE FESTIVAL WEEKEND, PLEASE!!

IF YOU LOVE YOUR PET, PLEASE LEAVE HIM / HER AT HOME. IT IS TOO HOT TO LEAVE PETS IN YOUR VEHICLE AND IT'S TOO CROWDED TO TAKE PETS ONTO THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS.

PLEASE BRING YOUR SUN SCREEN.

Family R.V. Parking - St. Patrick's Parish Hall parking lot. For further information or to reserve a site please contact contact Daphne, at (709)528-4949 or our parish secretary (709) 528-4337, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Awards for Blueberry Festival
2001 Provincial Winner of the Attractions Canada Awards Program, Cultural Event Category (budget under $350.000)

In October, 2004 Canada Post issued a special hand cancellation stamp for the Brigus Blueberry Festival. To obtain a copy drop by the Post Office or write to the Postmaster Brigus, NL. A0A 1K0.

The Board of Directors of V.I.P. Marketing Inc. voted the Brigus Blueberry Festival as the # 1 attraction on the Baccalieu Trail for 2004.

Travelocity.ca Local Secrets Big Finds. On February 2005 Travelocity.ca selected the Brigus Blueberry Festival from more than 30,000 entries as a top insider spot in Canada for 2005.

For General Festival Information
Contact: Phone/Fax: (709) 528-3201 or (709) 528-4521
Brigus Blueberry Festival Committee Inc.
P.O. Box 375, Brigus, Con. Bay, NL. A0A 1K0
e-mail : byronrodway@personainternet.com